The Springboks are unlikely to move away from their rigid game plan against Wales but they have to try to mix it up a bit for Sunday’s World Cup semi-final, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
After a competitive first half, the Springboks eventually overpowered Japan to book their place in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks’ performance in the quarter-final.
There is an eerie similarity between what unfolded at the 2007 World Cup and what’s happening 12 years later in Japan. And that is good news for the Springboks, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Japan have been the most talked-about team at the Rugby World Cup after progressing to the quarter-finals as surprise winners of Pool A.
Wales secured top spot in Pool D after a hard-fought 35-13 win over a spirited Uruguay side in their Rugby World Cup match in Kumamoto City on Sunday.
Damian de Allende’s role in the Springboks’ match strategy is going to become even more important as the Rugby World Cup heads into the playoffs, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Schalk Brits’ contributions on and off the field for the Springboks have vindicated Rassie Erasmus’ decision to persuade the veteran hooker to come out of retirement, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
The Springboks comfortably beat Canada to book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks after their win in Kobe.
The Springboks produced a powerful forward performance to see off Italy. JOHN GOLIATH rates the Boks following their crucial Pool B win.
Fiji produced a powerful second-half performance to record their first win of the 2019 World Cup when they beat Georgia 45-10 on Thursday, writes JOHN GOLIATH.